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John Kelley Jr was born on January 26, 1776 in Greene Co., TN. He was the son of John Kelly Sr & Ann Hunter
Eleanor (Ellender) Harrison was born on March 10, 1783 in Greene Co., TN. She was the daughter of Isaiah Harrison & Mary Reagan

THE FAMILY OF JOHN KELLEY JR & ELEANOR (ELLENDER) HARRISON

John Kelley Jr & Eleanor Harrison

John Kelley Jr & Eleanor Harrison were married March 11, 1799 in Greene Co., TN and they had at least 8 children. No census records exist for Tennessee before 1830, but John Kelly Jr. is listed on 1812 tax records in Greene Co., TN along with his father John Kelly Sr. John Kelley Jr. died in 1822 in Greene Co., TN. Isaiah Harrison (Eleanor's father) probated his will, and there is a document dated July 22, 1822 that refers to Isaiah Harrison as administrator for the estate of John Kelly, deceased. Eleanor is listed as head of household on the 1830 &1840 censuses of Greene Co., TN. Eleanor is listed at age 66 living with married daughter Cynthia (Mrs. Frederick) Dewitt on the 1850 census of Greene Co,. TN. She is listed as age 73 and living with married daughter Eliza Ann (Mrs. Wyley) Kelley on the 1860 census of Division 9, Greene Co., TN. She is living with Frederick & Cynthia Dewitt at age 87 on the 1870 census of 22nd District, Greene Co., TN. Eleanor Harrison Kelley died November 12, 1871, probably in Greene Co., Tennessee. There are varying spellings of Eleanor's name including Elinor, Eloner, Ellender & Allinden, and I have found at least one source that indicates that John's name also may have been Sean. Thanks to Neil Long of Wichita, KS for the 1822 probate document for John.
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1822 Probate document for John Kelley Jr.

The children of John Kelley Jr & Eleanor Harrison:

Mary KelleyMary Kelley was born on Dec. 11, 1799 in Greene Co., TN. Her father is listed on tax records in Greene Co., TN in 1812. Mary married David D. Reynolds on November 16, 1817 in Greene Co., TN, and they had 8 known children; census records indicate they had 14 children or more. The family is listed on the 1830 census of Greene Co., TN. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved to Missouri between 1833 to 1838. They are listed on the 1840 census of Greene Co., MO, on the same page as Thomas H. Phillips. (Thomas' son Annanias Phillips later married Delia Ann Kelley, daughter of Mary's brother Alfred.) David & Mary are listed on the 1850 census of Polk, Greene Co., MO. They are listed on the 1860 census of Pond Creek, Greene Co., MO, living next door the household of their married son John S. Reynolds. According to an article at the library at Springfield, MO, David & Mary's son John S. Reynolds was killed in front of his family at his home because he voted for Abraham Lincoln. (Lincoln became president in 1860 and was reelected in 1864) John Reynolds was one of 2 men in Springfield, MO who voted for Lincoln, and both were killed. David D. Reynolds died sometime between 1860 to 1870, probably in Greene Co., MO. Mary is listed on the 1870 census of Pond Creek, Greene Co., MO at age 70, living in the household of her married son Jesse Reynolds. She is listed as Mary Rendls, age 80, mother-in-law in the household of Thomas & Nancy (Reynolds) Hagewood on the 1880 census of Brookline, Greene, Missouri. Mary Kelley Reynolds died on July 4, 1890 in Greene Co., MO.
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Nancy Kelley

Nancy Kelley was born April 23, 1802 in Greene Co., TN. Her father is listed on tax records in Greene Co., TN in 1812, and he died there in 1822 when Nancy was age 20. Nancy married Michael George on Jan 13, 1828 in Greene Co., TN, and they had 7 children. The family is listed on the 1830 & 1840 censuses of Greene Co., TN. In 1840 they are listed as living in 7th District. Nancy Kelley George died on October 04, 1844 in Greene Co., TN. Michael is listed with the children on the 1850 census of 9th Division, Greene Co., TN, and on the 1860 census of 2nd Division (Post Office Gonley Bridge), Greene Co., TN. Michael was killed in his home on June 1, 1862 under mysterious circumstances, thought to be due to troubled times in Greene County, Tennessee because of the divided loyalties during the Civil War. For more info on this family, see link below for Records. Michael is buried in the Solomon Lutheran Church cemetery, Greene Co., Tennessee.
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Records for Michael & Nancy Kelley George

Jesse KelleyJesse Hunter Kelley was born April 15, 1805 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN. His father is listed on tax records in Greene Co., TN in 1812, and he died there in 1822 when Jesse was age 17. There is a male the right age group to be Jesse, age 25, in the household of Eleanor Kelly on the 1830 census of Greene Co., TN. Jesse married Louvina Whittenberg on January 30, 1832 in Chucky, Greene Co., TN and they had 9 children. They moved from Tennessee to Missouri about 1838 based on birth places of their children, and they are listed on the 1840 census of Greene Co., MO. Jesse was the Recorder of Greene Co., MO in 1848. The family is listed on the 1850,1860 & 1870 censuses of Cass Twp., Greene Co., MO. They moved from Missouri to Kansas about 1878. They are listed on the 1880 census of White, Kingman Co., KS. Jesse Hunter Kelley died March 01, 1890 in Kingman Co., KS. Louvina died on May 22, 1891 in Kingman Co., KS. They are buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Kingman, KS. Thanks to Neil Long of Wichita, KS for the photo posted of Jesse Hunter & wife Louvina Whittenberg Kelley.
Photo of Jesse Hunter & Louvina Whitteberg Kelley
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George KelleyGeorge W. Kelley was born about 1809 in Greene Co., TN. His father died in 1822 when George was about age 13. George married Sarah Killingsworth about 1829 in Greene Co., TN and they had 12 children. The family is listed on the 1830 census of Greene Co., TN. Based on birth places of their children, they moved from Tennessee to Missouri about 1837, and they are listed on the 1840 census of Greene Co., MO. George is listed on a 1849 court record in Greene Co., MO as being the Sheriff. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Boone Twp., Greene Co., MO, with George's occupation listed as sheriff. George W. Kelley died about 1859 in Greene Co., MO. Sarah is listed as head of household on the 1860 census of Boone Twp., Greene Co., MO, with the youngest child in the household born about 1858.
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Alfred Harrison KelleyAlfred Harrison Kelley was born May 02, 1813 in Greene Co., TN. His father died in 1822 when Alfred was age 9. There is a only 1 male age 15-19 in the household of Eleanor Kelly on the 1830 census of Greene Co., TN, and I do not know if it is Mathis, age 18, Alfred, age 17 or James Samuel, age 16. (The two not listed may be working as farm labor in other households that year.) Alfred married Millie Springfield on October 23, 1835 in Greenville, SC and they had 11 children. (Millie's sister Juliette later married Alfred's brother Harrison in 1843.) Alfred & Millie had a child born in TN in 1836, but had moved from Tennessee to South Carolina by 1839 when their next child was born. They are listed on the 1840 census of Greenville District, SC, along with the household of Harrison Kelly. (There are also households of Benjamin & Mathew Kelly that I can't indentify at this time.) Based on birthplaces of their children, Alfred & Millie returned from South Carolina to Tennessee in 1841, but then moved to Greene Co., Missouri in 1842 to join Alfred's older brothers Jesse, & George and sister Mary Kelley Reynolds who were already there. Alfred & Millie settled with their family in Boone Twp., Greene Co., MO and stayed there until their deaths. They are listed on the 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Boone Twp., Greene Co., MO. Alfred Harrison Kelley died on May 12, 1889 in Boone Twp (Ash Grove), Greene Co., MO. Millie died on May 11, 1891 in Boone Twp. (Ash Grove), Greene Co., MO. Alfred & Millie are buried in the Kelley Cemetery, located in Sec. 15, T 30N, R24W, by Central Church, 1 mi. east and 1 1/2 mi. north of Ash Grove. Thanks to Donna Sparlin for the photos of tombstone for Alfred at left. (Click on the link to view a larger image of it.)
The Family of Alfred Harrison Kelley & Millie Springfield
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Eliza Ann KelleyEliza Ann Kelley was born on May 9, 1817 in Greene Co., TN. Her father died in 1822 when she was age 5. There is a female the right age group to be Eliza Ann, age 13, in the household of Eleanor Kelly on the 1830 census of Greene Co., TN. Eliza Ann married Wyley Kelley on Feb. 24, 1834 and they had 7 children. Wyley & Eliza Ann were first cousins as their fathers Andrew & John were brothers. Wyley's name is spelled on various census records as Wyly, Willet & Wesley. Wyley & Eliza Ann are listed on the 1840 census of 7th District, Greene Co., TN, living next to the household of Eliza's mother Eleanor. They are listed on the 1850 & 1860 censuses of Division 9, Greene Co., TN, and in 1860 Eleanor is living with them. Wyley & Eliza moved from Greene Co. to Cocke Co., TN sometime between 1860 to 1870, and they are listed on the 1870 census of Parotsville, Cocke Co., .TN. Wyley died sometime between 1870 to 1880, and Eliza is listed as age 62, widowed on the 1880 census of Parrottsvillel, Cocke Co., TN. I have not found Eliza on the 1900 census at this time. Eliza Ann Kelley Kelley died sometime after 1880, and possibly before 1900 in Cocke Co., TN.
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Harrison Kelley

Harrison Kelley was born on August 27, 1819 in Greene Co., TN. His father died in 1822 when Harrison was age 2. Harrison moved from Tennessee to Missouri sometime before 1843. Harrison married Juliet Springfield on August 8, 1843 in Greene Co. MO, and they had 10 children. (Juliet's sister Millie had married Harrison's brother Alfred in 1835.) The family is listed on the 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Cass Twp., Greene Co., MO. Harrison was assessor of Greene Co. MO in 1860. Harrison Kelley died on May 11, 1900 in Ash Grove, Greene Co., MO. Juliet died on July 19, 1907 in Greene Co,. MO
Photo of Harrison & Juliet (Springfield) Kelley
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Cynthia KelleyCynthia Jane Kelley was born about 1822 in Greene Co., TN. Her name is also spelled Cinthia on some records. Her father died in 1822, either shortly after, or possibly even before she was born. There is a female the right age group to be Cynthia, age 8, in the household of Eleanor Kelly on the 1830 census of Greene Co., TN. There is a female the right age group to be Cynthia, age 18, in the household of Eleanor Kelly on the 1840 census of 7th District, Greene Co., TN. Cynthia married Frederick Dewitt on October 29, 1840 in Greene Co., TN and they had at least one daughter named Mary. Frederick & Cynthia are listed on the 1850 census of 9th Division E District, Greene Co., TN. At that time Cynthia's mother Eleanor was living with them. She is not listed with them on the 1860 census, but she is living with them at age 87 on the 1870 census of District 22, Greene Co., TN. In 1850 Frederick is listed as a Blacksmith, and in 1870 he is listed as a Minister of the Gospel. Frederick & Cynthia are listed on the 1880 census of District 22, Greene Co., TN with Frederick's occupation listed as Farmer. Frederick died on July 29, 1894 in Greene Co., TN. I have not found Cynthia on the 1900 census at this time. Cynthia Jane Kelley Dewitt died sometime after 1880 and probably before 1900 in Greene Co., TN.
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There is another Kelley family that had children that emigrated to Greene Co., Missouri that has been mixed up in the past (by myself included) with the family of John & Eleanor (Harrison) Kelley. Children in this family were Mathis, Samuel, Abigail & Hugh. To see information on this Kelley family, click on the link below:

The Family of John Kelley of Roane Co., Tennessee